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Old 09/18/2009, 10:09 PM   #51
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That's a neat catepillar you found there Jesse.

Yea, um, It's a, I really don't know. I've been looking at some sites for it, but no luck yet. Nice spider too!!!

And I do think that's a hummingbird moth. I've never seen them in my area. We have the Clearwing moth around here though.


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Old 09/19/2009, 07:41 AM   #52
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Thanks for your reply Jesse. I was just yanking your chain a bit about the caterpillar (sorry). I have no idea either.

I've only heard of and never seen a hummingbird moth in person. But if I were to label any moth as such, that seems like the one.

Clearwing moth? Interesting. I just went looking for a pic and they are neato! You have those near you? Cool...


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Old 09/20/2009, 08:31 PM   #53
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Clearwings are in my area in early spring. Seems once the bees show, they leave.

I guess I'm really becomming a bug man. This was with my wife's P&S, and the light sucked, but I figured if I moved, it would leave.




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Old 09/21/2009, 08:18 AM   #54
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Wow, you don't have to go looking for subjects to shoot, they come to you!

Nice color contrast between your shirt and the dragonfly.


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Old 10/04/2009, 12:49 PM   #55
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Old 11/14/2009, 08:07 PM   #57
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I found this while I was looking through old stuff.




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Old 03/20/2010, 03:32 PM   #58
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Old 03/20/2010, 04:49 PM   #59
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Not bad guys, hopefully here in a couple weeks I'll be able to start contributing to this thread. The bugs are just starting to wake up here and come next week B&H and Adorama will be robbing me when I order some additional gear .


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Old 04/12/2010, 05:02 PM   #61
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Old 04/12/2010, 05:24 PM   #62
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For all of mine, no tripod really. On a normal shot, there's no time. A monopod may work sometimes, but I'm looking into one. Have been for a while. I do use a remote shutter release. I also have a minipod that I use for added support. The legs rest on the upper part of my chest. Right hand on the base of the pod. Top portion of the camera resting on my forehead. It helps, but you have to be careful with breathing.

I look like I've been assimilated!!!!
Do you use a fast shutter speed to prevent a little wobble? I cant stay still for the life of me. I've tried increasing the shutter speed to prevent a little shaking but that obviously affects lighting (even with the aperture all the way open at 2.8). Most of these shots look like they were taken on a tripod.


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Old 04/12/2010, 05:48 PM   #63
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I don't necessarily use a fast shutter speed. You would be surprised how much movement is caused by using the shutter release on your camera. My remote is broken now and without it is annoying. Get a cheep wired remote shutter release. You should be able to pick one up for about ten bucks. You can also increase the ISO some, but remember if you have to crop the pic much the grainyness, (is that a word), may show more.
The other thing to remember is not to try to be too stiff. Relax. Most people shake more when trying to be perfectly still.


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Do you use a fast shutter speed to prevent a little wobble? I cant stay still for the life of me. I've tried increasing the shutter speed to prevent a little shaking but that obviously affects lighting (even with the aperture all the way open at 2.8). Most of these shots look like they were taken on a tripod.
You'll find one of the most important things when getting into bug as well as extreme macro photography is light light light! Next to the lens a flash becomes one of the most important tools. Especially since you're often working at extremely small apertures with horrid light. You can have a relatively slow shutter speed, yet still freeze motion a subject. If you use your flash as your main light you're freezing the motion with the flash duration rather than with having a super high shutter speed (where ambient light is already limited).


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This is one of my favs! I've been trying to get a bumblebee pic for 2 years now and can't get one I like, not for lack of trying. I have a bazillion dragonflys living next to the river and a few "good" pics of them. The Bee evades my camera though


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Old 04/18/2010, 08:04 PM   #67
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Finally starting to warm up and green up enough for some critters to come out .




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Hey, a two fer!!!!!!


Nice Cody!!!! What's that on the backside of the leaf????


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That is a globular springtail I believe, its a springtail of some sort for sure I'm not certain on the globular part. I was kinda amazed at how many there were, without looking through the viewfinder I could not see them.


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